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Stu Brooks at the Moers Festival 2017

Stu Brooks (also known as Stu "Bassie" Brooks) is a Grammy nominated bassist, composer, producer, musical director and co-founder of the genre-bending, experimental group Dub Trio.[1]

BiographyEdit

Stu Brooks is a Canadian born/Brooklyn-based bass player, producer and songwriter. His has worked with artists such as Pretty Lights,[2] Mike Patton,[3] Lady Gaga,[4] Lauryn Hill,[5] 50 Cent,[6] Meshell Ndegeocello,[7] Mobb Deep,[8] Mary J. Blige,[9] Collie Buddz,[10] Slick Rick,[11] Eric Krasno,[12] Mark Guiliana,[13] Adam Deitch[14] and Tupac Shakur (posthumously).[15]

His bass performances have played a role in the creation of many Billboard charting, Grammy nominated and Platinum certified recordings, including; Pretty Lights’ 2013 Grammy nominated “A Color Map Of The Sun”,[16] #7 Billboard hit “So Seductive featuring 50 Cent” and Tony Yayo’s Platinum Certified “Thoughts of a Predicate Felon”.[17]

Brooks currently serves as the bassist and musical director for Grammy nominated artist, Matisyahu. His work with Matisyahu dates back to 2009 and spans four albums and multiple international tours. In 2014, Stu co-wrote and produced Matisyahu's release Akeda.[18][19]

During the summer of 2015, Brooks toured as the bassist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted artist, Dr. John.[20]

Leading into 2016, Brooks is working on new material for upcoming releases from Dub Trio and Matisyahu.[21]

Professional RolesEdit

Charted Songs & RIAA CertificationsEdit

  • Pretty Lights Bassist on album “A Color Map of the Sun ” #24 Billboard Top Albums, Grammy nominated - Best Dance/Electronic Album[26]
  • Matisyahu Composer, producer and bassist on album “Akeda” #36 Billboard Top 200, #8 Alternative Albums [27][28]
  • Matisyahu Composer and bassist on album “Light” #1 Billboard Reggae for 34 weeks, #6 Alternative Albums[29][30]
  • Matisyahu Producer, composer and bassist on live album and DVD “Live at Stubbs Vol. 2” #2 Billboard Reggae, #30 Billboard 200[31][32]
  • Matisyahu Bassist on “Instant Karma – John Lennon / Amnesty International’s Campaign to Save Darfur” #15 Billboard Top 200[33]
  • Peeping Tom Composer and producer on single “We’re Not Alone” #1 Billboard Top Heatseekers,[34] Chart Peak Position #1 (Aus)[citation needed], #103 Billboard 200 (U.S.),[35] #3 Billboard Top Indie Albums,[36] #7 Tastemaker albums[37]
  • Dub Trio Composer, producer and bassist on “Drive By Dub” #10 CMJ Top 200[citation needed]
  • Mobb Deep Bassist on album “Blood Money” #1 Top Hip Hop/R&B albums,[38] #1 Rap Albums,[39] #3 Billboard 200,[40] #3 Digital Albums,[41] #6 Canadian Albums,[42] #4 Tastemaker Albums[43]
  • Lloyd Banks Bassist on album “Rotten Apple” #3 Billboard 200,[44] #1 Top HipHop/R&B Albums,[45] #6 Billboard Canadian Albums,[46] #15 Digital Albums,[47] #1 Rap Albums,[48] #2 Tastemaker Albums,[49] #3 Top Album Sales[50]
  • Tupac Shakur Bassist on posthumous release “Pac’s Life” #9 Billboard 200,[51] #9 Digital Albums,[52] #3 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums,[53] #3 Rap Album,[54] #7 Taste Maker Album,[55] #9 Top Albums Sales[56]
  • 50 Cent Bassist on the single “So Seductive featuring 50 Cent” #7 Billboard Hot R&B/HipHop Songs,[57] #12 Rap Songs, #48 Hot 100,[58] #55 Digital Songs,[59] #8 R&B/Hip Hop Airplay,[60] #7 Radio Songs,[61] #12 Hot Rap Songs,[62] BET Vibe Awards Won Best “Club Banger” (2005)[citation needed]
  • Tony Yayo Bassist on “Thoughts of a Predicate Felon” Certified Platinum[citation needed], #2 Billboard 200,[63] #2 Rap Album,[64]#3 Canadian Albums,[65] #2 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[66]
  • Redman Bassist on album Reggie #118 Billboard 200,[67] #22 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums,[68] #10 Rap Albums[69]

DiscographyEdit

Dub TrioEdit

MatisyahuEdit

G-UnitEdit

50 CentEdit

  • Interscope Records Presents Club Bangers (2006)[citation needed]
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005) [82]

Mobb DeepEdit

  • Blood Money (2006)[83]

Lloyd BanksEdit

  • Rotten Apple (2006) [84]

Tony YayoEdit

Tupac ShakurEdit

  • Pac’s Life (2006) [86]

Pretty LightsEdit

  • A Color Map of the Sun (2013))[87]

DJ Z-TripEdit

Peeping TomEdit

  • Peeping Tom (2006)[89]

EkundayoEdit

Eric KrasnoEdit

  • Reminisce (2009)[90]

CandiriaEdit

  • Toying with the Insanities Vol. 1 (2009)[91]

Mark GuilianaEdit

  • My Life Starts Now (2014)[92]

Meshell NdegeocelloEdit

RedmanEdit

ReferencesEdit

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